Slapton

Today in Slapton ley there were 14 goldeneyes, at least 4 scaups ( 1 drake, 2 females and 1 first winter male ), 8 black-necked grebes, 3 Great-crested grebes, around 40 little grebes, 2 grey heron, kestrel and good numbers of  shovelers, wigeons, gadwalls, mallards, tufted ducks, common pochards, canada gueese, mute swans, cormorants, coots, moorhens and common gulls. In the west part of Slapton there was a special shoveler, a leucistic shoveler.

Off  shore, a flock of about 50 common scoters flew west with 3 great- crested grebe and some gannets.

leucistic shoveler
leucistic shoveler

Posted February 2nd, 2014 at 9:19 pm by Martin Rey in General Birding